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How to Grow Cupid's Dart Flowers

Perennial, Catanache Caerulea

Cupid's Dart are an attractive, easy to grow perennial flower. These blue daisies look great in a flowerbed, and offer striking contrast to other flowers in the bed.

Once established, Cupid's Dart plants will grow for years with little attention. They are drought tolerant, and don't mind a little crowding.

Cupid's Dart are good in dried flower arrangements.

Plant Height: 18" - 24"

Plant Propagation:

Cupid's Dart are started from seed. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later. If started early, they can bloom the first year. For an early start, Plant them indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area.

Cover Cupid's Dart seeds lightly with soil, about 1/8". Space seeds 3"-4" apart. Thin seedlings to 12" apart.

Days to Germination: 21 - 25

How to Grow Cupid's Dart Plants:

Cupid's Dart are easy to grow. They prefer full sun, and a rich, well drained soil. They are a drought tolerant plant. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month.

Cupid's Dart plants will grow up to two feet. They produce blue flowers on thin, wiry stems. Leaves are thin and grayish green in color. After flowers have died, pinch off the dead flower heads to promote new blooms.

Flowers Bloom: Summer to Fall

How to Dry Cupid's Dart: Pick when the flowers just begin to show color, and before they are totally open. Tie the stems in bunches and hang in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.

Insect and Disease:

Cupid's Dart are resistant to insects and disease.  Mildew problems may occur in warm, humid weather. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

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